Using Gale Literature Resource Center

The Gale Literature Resource Center provides critical and biographical information about more than 120,000 authors from the Classical period to the present. It provides several hundred thousand full text journal articles and other critical essays, thousands of plot summaries and links to authoritative Web sites, over 100,000 author biographies, several thousand author portraits, and the Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature.

Basic Search

Click the database link on the Language and Literature subject page. Remember, that if you are off campus, you will need to use your library login. When the database opens, enter your keywords in the Find box, and also select a content type - for this example, we will look at biographies. Since we are entering an author's name, you may want to limit to Person - By or About (see image below).